bailsman

noun
bails·​man | \ ˈbālz-mən How to pronounce bailsman (audio) \

Definition of bailsman

: one who gives bail for another

Examples of bailsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie focuses on people who usually end up as secondary characters: flight attendants, ex-cons, bond bailsmen and the like. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "The definitive ranking of Quentin Tarantino films, from worst to best," 30 July 2019 The movie focuses on people who usually end up as secondary characters: flight attendants, ex-cons, bond bailsmen and the like. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "The definitive ranking of Quentin Tarantino films, from worst to best," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of bailsman

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Bailsman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailsman. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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